I am an investigative reporter for USA TODAY in Washington, where I write mostly about law and criminal justice. My reporting has exposed serious shortcomings in police attempts to pursue accused felons, revealed questionable sting operations by the ATF, and highlighted wrongdoing by federal prosecutors. It has freed at least 35 people from federal prison, inspired a massive effort to test for air pollution around the nation's schools, and helped prompt the U.S. Justice Department to launch a new effort targeting attorney misconduct.

I am a graduate of Colgate University and the Georgetown University Law Center, and am a member of the Virginia bar. I have a slackbot and a twitterbot.

Before joining USA TODAY, I was a reporter for The Detroit News and The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin.

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